The new special feature "From India to Europe ... Festival Report2006", first time being broadcasted on 30th September 2006 is part of the monthly broadcasting show "IMC OnAir". It is headed under the leadership of the promotion initiative "IMC - India meets Classic" (non commercial).
Festival Report is sent two times per year each in a two hours broadcasting show (116 minutes playtime) via Radio (high fidelity studio quality pre-production for cable + analogue transmission) plus PodCasting (+ phonecasting) via Internet internationally.
FestivalReport has it's focus onto the biggest music festivals in India, the history and development of Indian Festival Culture in our 21st century, the so called "Sangita Sammelana-s". The origin can be dated back to the 18th century. One of the eldest Festivals for Dance and Music is the Chennai Dance & Music Festival, which has it’s origin in the first Margazhi Festival in 1927 .
The editor's leadership of "IMC OnAir" presents some unique live recordings of original Indian Classical Music and Festival performances presented by the leading music maestros of India.
In the FestivalReport of September 2006 "IMC OnAir" presents ...
Daya Shankar (Shehnai maestro) - Raga Maru Behag / Saptak Music Festival 2004
Shobha Gurtu (Vocalist) - Thumri "Aja Re, Aja Re, Meet Piharva" - Marwa-Thaat / Saptarishi - Constellation of Stars (New Dehli)
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor) - Raga Puria Dhanashri / Sangeete Gandharva Mahotsav 1995
Bhimsen Joshi (Khayal Vocalist) - night raga Malkauns / Guru Shishya Parampara 1989 (Kolkatta)
And many different other stalwards like Nikhil Banerjee (Sitar), F. Wasifuddin Dagar (Dhrupad Vocalist), Hariprasad Chourasia (Bamboo Flute), Zakir Hussein (Tabla), Kumar Bose (Tabla) ...
"IMC OnAir" went onto the start line on 03/27/2006 as the unique all annual programme for Indian Classical Music in the whole German language area. All further details you will find at our website (German and English Language): www.imcradio.net .